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Should I remove Gears of War?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,596
United States Rank #19,190
Reach 0.0195%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.26 days
568.08 days >
Average installed length: 298.48 days


1.3 0.26%
1.2 0.78%
1.00.0000 98.96%

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Gears of War

What is Gears of War?  (from Microsoft Game Studios)

Gears of War, an Xbox 360 exclusive game that blends tactical action with survival horror, thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing tale of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. The storyline plays out like a Hollywoo...  Read more


Gears of War is a software program developed by Microsoft Game Studios. The most common release is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named wargame-g4wlive.exe. The setup package generally installs about 61 files and is usually about 7.3 MB (7,659,800 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 27% of users of Gears of War come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US/Games/Pages/GearsofWarforWindows.aspx
Help link: support.microsoft.com/ph/7745
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Gears of War\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1170D24F-42B7-40CF-AA1B-6395CE562354}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x040a
Estimated size: 7.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Gears of War

Program executable:wargame-g4wlive.exe
Name:Gears Of War
Path:C:\r.g. mechanics\gears of war\binaries\wargame-g4wlive.exe
Additional files:
  • autorun.exe - Autorun Utility for Microsoft Game Studios (Microsoft Autorun)
  • gfwlivesetupmin.exe - Microsoft® Games for Windows® - LIVE (Games for Windows® - LIVE Setup)
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • setuphelper.dll - SetupHelper Dynamic Link Library
  • Eula.dll - Microsoft Corporation EulaDll (EulaDll)
  • GearsPC_TU3_Microsoft.exe - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
  • GearsTU.exe
  • FirewallInstallHelper.dll - Firewall Install Helper DLL
  • instmsiw.exe - Windows Installer - Unicode (Installer for the Windows Installer)
  • Startup.exe - Microsoft Game Launcher (Startup Application)
  • instmsia.exe - Windows Installer
  • PidGenX.dll - PID Generation
  • setup.exe - Gears of War (Setup Launcher)
  • mgspidx.dll - PrePidX (PrePidX Dynamic Link Library)
  • WindowsInstaller-KB893803-x86.exe - MSI 3.1 (Update Package)
  • 1Startup.exe
  • startup.dll - StartupC Dynamic Link Library
  • PCCompat.dll - PCCompat (PC Game Compatibility Module)

How do I remove Gears of War?

You can uninstall Gears of War from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Gears of War, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Gears of War.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.91%
Windows 10 20.26%
Windows XP 5.71%
Windows Vista 3.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.68%
Windows 7 Professional 8.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.48%
Windows 10 Pro 2.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.32%
  Mexico 8.29%
  Brazil 8.05%
  France 3.90%
  Germany 3.66%
  Italy 3.41%
  United Kingdom 3.41%
  Poland 2.68%
  New Zealand 2.44%
  Argentina 2.20%
  Czech Republic 2.20%
  Canada 1.95%
  Colombia 1.71%
  Russia 1.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.15%
Dell 18.75%
Acer 18.75%
ASUS 10.58%
Lenovo 4.33%
Samsung 4.33%
American Megatrends 2.88%
Intel 2.40%
Alienware 1.44%
Sony 1.44%
MSI 0.96%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.88%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.10%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.33%
Acer Aspire 7736 1.55%
Acer V5-131 1.55%

About Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Studios is the video game production of Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox and Games for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com/games


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